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Changes are coming to education at the University of Helsinki this fall. Most notably for us, the MSc programme in Solid Earth Geophysics (SEG) will be incorporated as a study track in the new MSc programme in Geology and Geophysics (Geo^2) from the fall of 2017. We are fortunate that this change will not be major for our students, since we were able to keep much of the structure we established in 2014. There are changes, though, and for the most up-to-date information, we refer you to the information on studying and research on the new website for the MSc programme in Geology and Geophysics. Over the summer we will be updating our wiki space to reflect the coming changes. As always, if you have any questions you are invited to contact us at seg-info@helsinki.fi.

For more information at the University of Helsinki end, contact Professor Emeritus Lauri Pesonen (lauri.pesonen@helsinki.fi)!

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available at the Earth Magnetism Laboratory of Michigan Technological University.  Our research group interests include the long-term evolution of Earth's magnetic field and its geological and geodynamical implications; global plate tectonics; environmental magnetism and the magnetism of rocks and minerals. The research assistantship focuses on the investigation of geomagnetic field strength during the Proterozoic using both conventional and novel paleointensity and rock magnetic techniques. The successful applicant will be involved with all the facets of this project including field work, laboratory experiments, data interpretation and analysis, publication of the results, and participation in professional meetings.

Applicants should have a degree in geophysics, geology, or a related discipline. The position includes a competitive stipend, tuition, and travel to conferences and field sites. The position can start as early as January 2016; applications will be accepted from both US and international applicants until the position is filled. For detailed inquires, contact Dr. Aleksey Smirnov (asmirnov AT mtu.edu), or for information visit http://www.mtu.edu/geo.

Michigan Tech is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a pristine area surrounded by Lake Superior which provides a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. Michigan Tech is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal  opportunity employer.

Aleksey Smirnov
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Geological and Mining
Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University
630 Dow ESE Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931, USA

Phone: 1-906-487-2365
Fax: 1-906-487-3371

 

 

 

Description:

The course covers the main methods of solid earth geophysics: gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical and electromagnetic methods. During the course, the students learn to plan geophysical surveys and make field measurements, as well as initial data analysis and interpretation of the data. The course is suitable for students of solid earth geophysics, applied geophysics, geology and archeology. The language of the course is English.

Time and Place:

• 1 day of lectures on Kumpula campus during week 36

• Field period in Itä-Uusimaa 14.-17.9.2015, Accommodation in Sannäs mansion

• 1 day of student presentations on Kumpula campus during week 41

Course Fee: The course fee is 100€ per student. This includes accommodation in Sannäs mansion, transportation and meals during the four field days of the course. The rest of the expenses are covered by the participating departments.

 

Note that at most 16 students will be accepted to the course, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Tentatively, the places are reserved as follows: 5 places for the geophysics students from the University of Helsinki, 4 places for applied geophysics students from Aalto University, 4 places for geology students from the University of Helsinki and 3 places for archeology students from the University of Helsinki.

 

Sign up by 15.8.2015 via emailing to Emilia (emilia.koivisto [at] helsinki.fi)!

 

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Emilia Koivisto, Ph.D.
Lecturer of Applied Geophysics
Department of Geosciences and Geography
University of Helsinki
Tel:+358 (0)50 416 0626

In April and May of 2015, two major earthquakes occurred in the Himalaya of Nepal killing over 8000 people and heavily damaging the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu. Assistant Professor David Whipp wrote a blog post about these two earthquakes and their relationship to the ongoing growth of the Himalaya. In short, they were big, but not unusual in other ways. For more information, check out the blog post on the Helsinki University Geodynamics Group wiki.

Tarjolla on kesäharjoittelupaikka korkeakouluopiskelijalle kolmeksi kuukaudeksi. Harjoittelija toimii seismologian instituutin analyysiosastolla. Työtehtäviin kuuluu 1) osallistuminen päivittäisanalyysiin eli Suomen seismisen havaintoverkon rekisteröintien tietokonepohjaiseen analysointiin,

2) avustaminen laitoksen tutkimushankkeissa ja kenttätöissä.

 

Soveltuva matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen koulutus antaa parhaimmat valmiudet tehtävien hoitamiselle. Käytännön seismologian kurssin suoritus, UNIX- tai Linux-käyttöjärjestelmän sekä keskeisten ohjelmointikielten tuntemus katsotaan eduksi. Englannin ja ruotsin kielen taito on tarpeellinen.

Tehtävän palkkaus on 1500 eur/kk.

 

Lisätietoa tehtävistä antaa Marja Uski 029 41 51609. Lähetä vapaamuotoinen hakemuksesi ja CV 15. maaliskuuta 2015 mennessä osoitteeseen marja.uski ' at ' helsinki.fi.

 Sodankylän geofysiikan observatorio (SGO) tarjoaa kesätyö- ja harjoittelupaikkoja luonnontieteen ja tekniikan alojen opiskelijoille. Tyypillisesti luonnontieteen opiskelijat sijoittuvat havaintoyksikön tehtäviin tai tutkimusapulaiseksi projekteihin. Tekniikan alan opiskelijoilla on mahdollisuus osallistua mittalaitteiden kehitys-, rakentamis- ja huoltotöihin. Harjoittelupaikat tarjoaa mahdollisuuden opinnäytetöihin SGO:n tutkimusaloista ja havaintoaineistoista. Harjoittelujakson pituus on 1-3kk riippuen opintojen etenemisestä ja  ajankohta on sovittavissa. Harjoittelupaikkoja on sekä Oulussa, että Sodankylässä. Mahdollinen oppilaitoksen myöntämä harjoittelutuki katsotaan eduksi. Sodankylässä asuminen on mahdollista observatorioalueen vierashuoneissa. Hakuaika päättyy 28.2.2015. Hakemuslomake (doc ja pdf) liitteenä. Hakemukset toimitetaan sähköpostitse osoitteeseen "kesa2015@sgo.fi".

Lisätietoja: Jyrki Manninen, email: etunimi.sukunimi@sgo.fi, puh. 0294-480824.

Hakukaavakkeet:

http://www.oulu.fi/sgo/node/24438

 

Training position in solid earth geophysics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki

We offer a training position in solid earth geophysics at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. The position is for 3 months during summer 2015. The tasks involve handling and analysis of global heat flux database. The position is primarily for students in solid earth geophysics, but also suits physics students. Programming skills, knowledge of database management and GIS environments are considered as an advantage. There is also a possibility for a Bachelor`s or Master`s thesis on a related topic.

Tarjoamme 3 kk harjoittelupaikkaa kiinteän maan geofysiikassa touko-elokuun aikana 2015 Fysiikan laitoksella. Tehtävät liittyvät globaaliin lämpövuotietokantaan, sen käsittelyyn ja analyysiin. Paikka on tarkoitettu ensisijaisesti kiinteän maan geofysiikan opiskelijoille, mutta sopii myös fysiikan opiskelijoille. Ohjelmointitaidot, kokemus tietokantatyöskentelystä ja GIS-ympäristöistä ovat hyödyksi. Opintojen vaiheesta riippuen työ antaa mahdollisuuden myös kandi- ja gradutöihin.

Contact: Prof. Ilmo Kukkonen, Solid Earth Geophysics, ilmo.kukkonen[a]helsinki.fi, Room D311 in Physicum.

Hakuohjeet/How to apply:

Pyydämme tehtävästä kiinnostuneita opiskelijoita täyttämään e-lomakkeen (e-blanketten pä svenska). Hakuaika päättyy 13.2.2015.

Hakemusten perusteella osa hakijoista kutsutaan helmikuussa haastatteluun. Valintapäätöksistä ilmoitetaan 20.3.2015 mennessä.

Those interested in the positions are asked to fill the e-form. Deadline for the applications is 13.2.2015.

Based on the applications, some of the applicants will be invited to an interview in February. Filling of the positions will announced by 20.3.2015.

The Colloquium of Geosciences 2015

2nd Finnish National Geological Colloquium will be organized in University of Helsinki, Kumpula Kampus (Lecture Hall CHE LS 1) at 4.-5.3.2015. The Colloquium offers an overview on current research topics in geosciences. 

Call for papers

Welcome to the 2nd Finnish National Colloquium of Geosciences that will be held on March 4-5, 2015 at the University of Helsinki (Kumpula Campus). We kindly ask you to register for the Colloquium by February 10, 2015. Please note that the Colloquium has no registration fee and that the Finnish Doctoral Program in Geology will reimburse (modest) travel expenses of members from outside the Helsinki metropolitan area.

We solicit oral and poster presentations on all subdicplines of geosciences for the Colloquium. Oral presentations will be 15 min; the preferred language is English but also presentations in Finnish or Swedish will be accepted. The abstract language is English. Poster size is portrait A0.

All abstracts must be written in English. Abstract should contain title, author’s name (s), author’s affiliation(s), and the body text. The body text must be no more than 350 words. Figures and references are not allowed. Please use index numbers if there is more than one affiliation. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Please submit your abstract .txt, .doc., or .docx format.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 10, 2015

We kindly ask you to register for the Colloquium by 25.2.2015.

 

At Tuesday  3.3.2015, there will be a workshop for PhD-students and supervisors. The workshop will focus on synopsis of the PhD-thesis. Registration by 10.2.2015.

 

Graduate Program will organize travel and accommodation for PhD students  from outside the Metropolitan area. Please indicate in the registration form if you want the Graduate Program to cover your travel and accommodation.


REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Registration to Colloquium

Registration to Synopsis-Workshop

Additional information: seija.kultti at helsinki.fi

 

Please note that the Colloquium has no registration fee. The Graduate Program in Geology will reimburse (modest) travel expenses of members of the program from outside the Helsinki metropolitan area.

 

The Colloquium is organized by Finnish Doctoral Program in Geology, The University of Helsinki Doctoral Program in Geosciences, and Geological Society of Finland.

 

Organizing committee:
Tapani Rämö, Miska Luoto, Emilia Koivisto and Seija Kultti

Postdoctoral position in lunar magnetism at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

 

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the broad field of lunar magnetism. This one-year position (renewable a second year) aims to decipher the origin of crustal magnetism by modeling spacecraft-derived magnetic field data. Potential research projects include modeling the direction of crustal magnetization, comparisons of derived crustal magnetization with measured properties of lunar samples, and correlations between magnetic anomalies and GRAIL gravity. As part of a larger project, the applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with paleomagnetists, geophysicists, and geodynamo modelers at CEREGE (Aix en Provence) and ISTerre (Grenoble).

 

To apply, please provide a CV, publication list, contact information of two references, and a 2-page letter that motivates the applicant's interest in the topic and that describes prior relevant research experience. Please respond by email to Mark Wieczorek (wieczor@ipgp.fr) before March 23, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                                                
Mark Wieczorek, IPGP Planetary and Space Sciences, University of Sorbonne Paris Cité
email: wieczor@ipgp.fr    Tel: +33 (0)1 57 27 53 08     web: www.ipgp.fr/~wieczor


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Professor (emeritus) Lauri Pesonen
Solid Earth Geophysics Laboratory
Physics Department
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 64
Gustaf Hällströmink. 2, FI-00014 U of Helsinki
Finland
Phone+ 358-50-383 5574
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Dear Colleagues,

 

The 15th February deadline is approaching to apply for a fully funded (~ salaried for 4 years) PhD position on offer at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden.

 

PhD position (4 year, salaried) in Arctic Ocean Magnetostratigraphy. Deadline for applications is the 15 February 2015.

 

Interested candidates can contact ian.snowball@geo.uu.se. The project description and details about the employment, and the application form are available at:

 

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=49857

 

Regards,

 

Ian Snowball.

 


Ian Snowball, Prof.

Uppsala University

Department of Earth Sciences - Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Villavägen 16 B

SE-752 36 Uppsala

Sweden

Tel. (office) +46 (0)18 471 3657 

Tel. (mobile) +46  (0)70 425 0767 

Mob. (priv.) +46 (0)70 676 3915 

 

 

 


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Solid Earth Geophysics Laboratory
Physics Department
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 64
Gustaf Hällströmink. 2, FI-00014 U of Helsinki
Finland
Phone+ 358-50-383 5574
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Summer School of Rock Magnetism 2015: A Community Based Program for Training the Next Generation of Paleomagnetists

 

Magnetic geoscience research uses sensitive, nondestructive measurements on natural materials to illuminate geomagnetic field history, tectonic processes and environmental changes.  Learn more about the fundamentals and applications at the third biennial Summer School in Rock Magnetism (SSRM), which will be held from June1-10, 2015 at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) in Minneapolis, MN. The 10-day program is targeted at graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, and associated fields. Students will receive intensive instruction in rock magnetic theory and laboratory techniques. A daily schedule of lectures, hands-on laboratory measurements, and data processing will introduce students to the fundamentals of rock magnetism and paleomagnetism and the practical aspects of collecting and interpreting data responsibly. Instructors for the summer school will be primarily IRM faculty and staff.

 

In addition to a $100 registration fee, participants will be responsible for the costs of housing, meals, and travel to and from Minneapolis. For students from outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, housing will be available in University of Minnesota dormitories (~$30 per night). A limited number of scholarships ($200-$250) will be available to cover some of the costs for attending the summer program. Applications must be received by the deadline, March 31, 2015.

 

For more information and details about registration as it becomes available see the IRM webpage at www.irm.umn.edu.

 

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Winchell School of Earth Sciences
291 Shepherd Labs
University of Minnesota
100 Union St SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

Hi all,

 

The application period for summer jobs for the year 2015 is now ongoing!

Students of various subjects are encouraged to apply for a summer job in Kevitsa to get practical working experience in their own field while covering for the summer leaves of our permanent employees. Previously, we have hired summer trainees for example for the following roles:

-          Warehouse worker

-          Process worker

-          Grade Control Sampling

-          Surveyor trainee

-          Environmental trainee

-          HR trainee

-          Geologist trainee

-          Purchasing trainee

-          Metallurgist trainee

-          Finance trainee

-          Mechanical maintenance worker

-          Electrician trainee

-          Instrumentation & control trainee

-          Mobile equipment maintenance trainee

 

An online application can be submitted at the FQM Careers page www.first-quantum.com/careers until 15th of February. Potential applications will be sent to recruiting managers and supervisors in February. Please feel free to contact HR if you would like to get more information about the summer recruitment.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Anna

 

Anna Sundquist

 

Human Resources Officer

FQM Kevitsa Mining Oy
Kevitsantie 730

99670 Petkula, Finland

Mobile: +358 40 678 9358

E-mail: anna.sundquist@fqml.com
Web: www.first-quantum.com

 

Geologian tutkimuskeskus hakee kesäksi 2015 geologian, geofysiikan ja vastaavien alojen opiskelijoita kesätöihin Geologian tutkimuskeskukseen.

Tehtävät sisältävät pääasiassa kenttätöitä, laboratoriotöitä, mineraalien prosessointia sekä geologisen tiedon käsittelyä. Kenttäkausi kestää 60-90 päivää kesäkuukausien aikana. Harjoittelusi aikana perehdyt alan uusimpiin työmenetelmiin ja tutkimushaasteisiin sekä saat suoritettua opintoihisi kuuluvan harjoittelujakson.

Kesätyöntekijöitä haetaan Geologian tutkimuskeskuksen Itä-, Länsi-, ja Pohjois-Suomen yksiköihin. Muistathan mainita hakemuksessasi missä yksikössä tai millä paikkakunnalla haluaisit työskennellä.

Tehtävästä maksettava palkkaus määräytyy suoritettujen opintojen sekä työkokemuksen perusteella (1 329,12 - 2 044,80 euroa/kk). Mahdollisten matkakustannusten osalta noudatetaan valtion työ- ja virkaehtosopimusta matkakustannusten korvaamisesta.

Hakemukset toivomme ensisijaisesti Heli-rekrytointijärjestelmän kautta osoitteessa www.gtk.fi/gtk/tyopaikat. Hakemukset voi myös toimittaa osoitteella Geologian tutkimuskeskus, kirjaamo, PL 96, 02151 Espoo (käyntiosoite: Betonimiehenkuja 4).

Hakuaika päättyy 28.2.2015 klo 16.15. Valinnat paikkoihin tehdään 31.3.2015 mennessä. Lisätietoja tehtävistä, työskentelypaikkakunnista tai palkkauksesta saat soittamalla yksikön assistentti Sirkka Almgrénille, puh. 029 503 2221.


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Senior Scientist                                                 
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)           
P.O. Box 96 (Betonimiehenkuja 4)                       
012151 Espoo
GSM
suvi.heinonen@gtk.fi
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On Friday 21.11 a seminar about the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) was given as part of the departmental seminar series in the Department of Geosciences and Geography. Prof. Ilmo Kukkonen gave an introduction to the ICDP and detailed a planned project aiming to drill active post-glacial faults in northern Europe (DAFNE project). We were also fortunate to have our students Katja Piipponen and Ilmari Smedberg share their experiences as part of the ICDP training course on drilling the Alpine fault on the south island of New Zealand. The ICDP covered their participation costs entirely and provided a unique and excellent opportunity to learn more about continental drilling first-hand. In case you missed it, or want to revisit this very interesting set of presentations, the slides are available below.

If you have questions of further interest in the ICDP, check out their website or contact Ilmo Kukkonen. There are also many links to resources related to drilling of the Alpine fault available in Ilmari and Katja's presentations.

Introduction to the ICDP: Introduction_ICDP_Kukkonen_211114_Compressed.pdf

ICDP training course in New Zealand: ICDP_Training_Course_2014_Katerina_Piipponen.pdf

Deep fault drilling of the Alpine fault: DFDP_Alpine_Fault_Seminar_Presentation_Ilmari_Smedberg.pdf

Drilling active faults in northern Europe (DAFNE): DAFNE_project_introduction_211114.pdf

”Launch Party” of the new Solid Earth Geophysics curriculum
18th of September 2014 at 14-16 in Room E204, Physicum

Kiinteän maan geofysiikan opetus uudistuu. Tästä syyslukukaudesta alkaen kiinteän maan geofysiikkaa opiskellaan fysiikan laitoksen ja geotieteiden ja maantieteen laitoksen yhteisellä kaksivuotisella erikoistumislinjalla. Linjalle otetaan opiskelijoiksi fysiikan, teoreettisen fysiikan ja geologian LuK-tutkinnon suorittaneita, joilla on riittävät matematiikan, fysiikan ja geologian sivuaineopinnot.

Jotta tieto leviäisi ja epätietoisuus hälvenisi, järjestämme uuden kiinteän maan geofysiikan erikoistumislinjan ”Launch Partyn” torstaina 18.9. klo 14-16, ensin salissa E204 ja sen jälkeen vapaamuotoisessa kahvihetkessä 3.kerroksen hiekkalaatikossa. Luvassa on erikoistumislinjan vastaavien opettajien ja geofysiikan opiskelijoiden puheenvuorot. Tilaisuuteen ovat tervetulleita kaikki kiinteän maan geofysiikan opetuksesta kiinnostuneet opiskelijat, opettajat ja laitoksen henkilökunta.

 

Starting this fall, we are offering a new curriculum for solid earth geophysics at the University of Helsinki. Solid earth geophysics can now be studied in a joint physics and geology specialization line, co-organized by the Department of Physics and the Department of Geosciences and Geography. Incoming students are required to have a BSc degree in physics, theoretical physics or geology, with complementary minors in mathematics, physics or geology.

We invite you to join us at the Launch Party of the new specialization line on Thursday the 18th of September from 14-16 in the lecture room E204 in the Physicum. We will present a brief overview of the new specialization line followed by coffee and snacks on the 3rd floor sun deck.

 

Tervetuloa! All are welcome!

 

Slides presented in the launch party: Launch_Party_180914.pdf

 

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